Amy Schumer echoed abortion activists’ worries about Roe v. Wade in light of President Donald Trump’s announcement of his next U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Schumer, an actress, comedian and cousin of pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is an outspoken abortion advocate and supporter of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in America.
On Instagram on Monday, Schumer urged the U.S. Senate to reject Trump’s then-yet-to-be-named nominee and “protect” Roe v. Wade, which allows women to abort their unborn babies for basically any reason up to birth, Breitbart reports.
“#OneInFour women will have an abortion. I stand with them. Senators you must vote NO on any SCOTUS nominee who won’t protect #RoevWade, and could criminalize abortion & punish those who seek it. #SaveSCOTUS,” Schumer wrote.
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Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, Schumer’s prediction almost certainly will not come true. Abortions will not become illegal immediately if Roe is overturned. Instead, the power to regulate or prohibit abortions will return to the states.
Even more unlikely is that women seeking abortions will be punished. While pro-life advocates yearn for the day when unborn babies are protected under law and abortions are banned, the pro-life movement has historically opposed punishing women who have abortions — instead focusing on holding abortion practitioners criminally accountable for the unborn babies they kill in abortions.